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Nourish Our Kūpuna

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is designed to provide low-income kūpuna with access to locally-grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs.

Every year, Hawaii Foodbank partners with the State of Hawaii Office of Community Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to organize the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Hawaii’s SFMNP offers eligible seniors $50 worth of coupons (10 coupons valued at $5 each) to obtain eligible foods without charge from participating farmers, farmers’ markets and roadside stands that have been approved to accept SFMNP coupons. Through SFMNP, kūpuna are provided with nutritious foods as well as education to emphasize the relationship of proper nutrition to good health.

2020 SFMNP coupons must be redeemed before Nov. 30

Due to the challenges that we are facing with the pandemic, the USDA has approved coupon redemption to be extended until Nov. 30.

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements to receive SFMNP benefits are as follows:

  • Age:  Participants must be at least 60 years of age.
  • Income: Maximum household income of 185% or below of the US Federal Poverty Guidelines.
    • Individual Household – $27,158
    • Two-Person Household – $36,686
    • Add $9,528 per additional household member
  • Residency: Participants must be a resident of the State of Hawaii and must reside in the county of the service area they apply to.
  • Applicants must be certified to participate each year. There is a limited number of coupons that are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Original applications should be mailed to:

Hawaii Foodbank
2611 Kilihau St.
Honolulu, HI  96819

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Deadline for Application

This program is seasonal, and it is very popular. Please submit your application as soon as possible as spaces are extremely limited. Most spaces fill up by May or June. Applicants who apply after the program is full will be waitlisted.

Farmers' Market Locations and Schedule

Kūpuna can redeem SFMNP coupons at a variety of participating farmers’ markets on O‘ahu. Coupons are valid for redemption, April 1 through Nov. 30, at the following farmers’ markets. Click below for a complete schedule:

SFMNP

Locations and Schedule

O‘ahu Farmers' Markets

SFMNP coupon redemption has been extended through Nov. 30, 2020. Reference this handout for a complete list of farmers' market locations, dates and hours of operation.

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  • Fort Street Mall Farmers’ Market
  • Hawaii Farm Bureau Farmers’ Market
  • Ka Makana Ali‘i
  • Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market
  • Mākeke Wai‘anae
  • Mānoa Farmers’ Market 
  • People’s Open Market
  • Windward Mall Farmers’ Market

Want to Become a Participating Farmer?

The goal of SFMNP is to increase low-income seniors’ access to nutritious, local foods while also aiding in the expansion and development of local markets. This makes it a great program that benefits both our kūpuna and you – our local farmers!

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

To become a certified farmer for SFMNP, you will need to:

  • Complete, sign and return the following documents below:

Please mail your completed documents to:

Hawaii Foodbank
Attn: Jared Kawatani
2611 Kilihau St.
Honolulu, HI  96819

Questions About the Program?

Participation in the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program requires advance registration. To see if you qualify or to register for the program, please contact Jared Kawatani, community program coordinator, at jared@hawaiifoodbank.org or 808-954-7877.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information, please read the complete USDA/DES Non-Discrimination Statement

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